[Dixielandjazz] Al Hirt and the "brick"

Dave Hanson jazzdude39 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 26 16:22:57 PDT 2005

In an earlier post someone,( I forgot the persons name, sorry) mentioned the alleged brick that hit Al Hirt in the mouth.

It simply didn't happen that way....no brick, period. Al was very drunk when he climbed on the float he was playing on. The float made a sudden change of direction and Al collided with a corner on the float, causing damage to his chops. His press agent got with the press, consequently the story in the Times-Picayune.

Dave Hanson

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